The many online polls, which were 90% wanting Sam out, did not reflect Evertonians' views.
The mass chants of "F*ck off Sam Allardyce", sung by thousands of fans at GP and away grounds, were meant as a joke, not to be taken seriously.
The near-unanimity against the manager on various forums was out of step with real Evertonians' feelings.
Does he really expect anyone to swallow this drivel?
: "Most fans wanted me to stay"